Intro to Creative Writing
In this twelve-week journey of imagination, learners will fall in love with writing while accessing their creative genius through a series of engaging activities.
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In this 12-week course, students will write in every class, exploring different writing techniques and styles. Writing skills will be developed through pre-writing, editing, re-writing, and critiquing. Student writers will also examine various styles of writing by reading works of poetry, songs, short stories, dialogues, haikus, stream-of-consciousness selections, and more. Goals will be met through a variety of reading, writing, and speaking activities. Additionally, student writers must be...
COURSE OBJECTIVES • Read and comprehend at grade level • Support and challenge opinions in discussion • Use critical approaches to analyze meaning literally and symbolically • Examine themes and motifs in writing • Create and edit in a unique style using the writing process • Respond to a text by employing personal experiences and critical analysis • Analyze ideas, syntax, and word choice to reveal an author’s purpose • Compose in a variety of modes by developing content, employing specific forms, and selecting language appropriate for a particular audience and purpose • Employ literary elements such as point of view, tone, imagery, voice, metaphor, figurative language • Create and revise style to meet the demands of purpose, audience, context • How to separate your ego from your writing
As a published author and veteran teacher of reading and writing, Mr. LeCara is excited to offer any course that explores the human experience by way of—and through—the written word.
HOME ASSIGNMENTS • Wk01 assignment: mind-mapping activity • Wk02 assignment: six-word memoir activity • Wk03 assignment: character and acrostic poetry exercise • Wk04 assignment: limerick and haiku activity • Wk05 assignment: free verse and concrete activity • Wk06 assignment: microfiction activity • Wk07 assignment: dialogue activity • Wk08 assignment: developing characters and conflict activity • Wk09 assignment: setting and plot construction activity • Wk10 assignment: story writing edits • Wk11 assignment: future letter activity • Wk12: N/A - autobiography to be completed in class
Students who sign up will receive a semester-long syllabus with links to materials/resources. Additional materials will be posted and made available as the semester progresses. Though we live in a digital world, students are strongly encouraged to have a small pad for longhand journaling and other exercises throughout the course.
Learner progress will be assessed by/through: -session engagement with instructor and peers -sharing of creative work and ideas -completion of assignments -through self-assessment rubrics
1 hour 10 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 2 - 4 hours per week outside of class.
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